Volkswagen Drops Hints About Potential US Arrival of the Scirocco
The Scirocco is coming to America, you ask?
Well, according to Volkswagen of America’s Manager of Product and Technology Mark Gillies, the German automaker is "open to looking at future versions for this market".
Although its far from "Hell yeah! We’re bringing the Scirocco to America," Gilles’ words should draw some tingles from Americans because the Scirocco has been one of those cars that a lot of people have been longing to have.
Gilles did say that a big reason why Volkswagen has never considered bringing the Scirocco to the U.S. was because the hot hatch wasn’t "engineered for this market."
But if people have long clamored for a product, it’s always a good idea to acquiesce to the demands. Or at the very least, listen to all those calls.
So that’s what Volkswagen is apparently doing, dropping hints of finally bringing the Scirocco to the U.S. market. Gilles also said that any potentially U.S.-bound Scirocco won’t adopt the same design as the European model, a curious revelation that will definitely lead to some speculation on what it’s going to look like.
Walter da Silva, VW’s head of design, remarked that a sportier Scirocco could be offered in the U.S., although specific details on that possibility have yet to be disclosed.
We’re gonna stop short of throwing a party until there’s an official announcement from Volkswagen that the Scirocco is coming to America, but we have to admit, we’re getting pretty excited knowing that Volkswagen is now "considering it".
Click past the jump to read about the Volkswagen Scirocco
A fourth-generation Scirocco is expected to be unveiled next year, but for now, the current-generation model is still humming along quite nicely even though its a little long in the tooth, so to speak.
The Scirocco is offered with three TSI engines, with power ranging from 122 to 210 horsepower and with diesels that feature power ranging from 140 to 177 horsepower. The top version can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds and up to a top speed of 146 mph.